ELKO — What is a Halleck Bar Party?
First of all, you need to know what the Halleck Bar is.
The Halleck Bar is an antique wood bar and back-bar that has been on display at the Northeastern Nevada Museum since 1970. It was first installed in a “social establishment” in Halleck, Nevada in 1916.
When the bar closed in 1970, the building and all of its contents were abandoned. Two Halleck ranchers, Art and Norm Glaser, who had patronized the bar ... a couple of times ... along with Charles “Chach” Evans, restored the bar and donated it to the Northeastern Nevada Museum.
They gave the Bar to the Museum with one condition attached. Each year there has to be a celebration; this has come to be known as the Halleck Bar Party.
Beefeater gin, which was the favorite spirit of the original patrons and bar donors, is to be served over the bar to commemorate good times gone by and the rich cultural heritage of Northeastern Nevada and its people. This is an opportunity for members of the Northeastern Nevada Historical Society and friends of the Northeastern Nevada Museum to come together to celebrate, support the Museum and keep Elko County’s pioneer heritage alive.
The 2013 Halleck Bar Party will be held Friday. It is free and open to all who wish to participate in this great cultural tradition. A $20 donation is encouraged.
The party starts at 6 p.m.
This year there will be an art sale at the Halleck Bar Party, as well as plenty of spirits and light refreshments. Ducks for the Great Humboldt Duck Race can also be purchased at the event.
For information about the Halleck Bar Party or any other event or exhibit at the Northeastern Nevada Museum, call 738-3418 or log on to www.MuseumElko.org, Facebook or Twitter.